WGF Now Hiring for Four Positions

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Wallace Global Fund is now seeking applications for four roles: Program Assistant, Climate Finance Fellow, Corporate Accountability and Just Economy Fellow, and Communications Fellow (Part Time). We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with a deadline of February 28, 2021.

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PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Please note: Applications must be submitted via email to wallaceglobalfundjobs@gmail.com for consideration.

Position Description

Wallace Global Fund is a philanthropic leader supporting progressive social movements and collaborative campaigns to confront corporate capture and corruption of democracy, to demand accountability for environmental harms and human rights abuses, and to elevate community- and nature-based solutions and benefits. WGF supports non-profit organizations and social movements seeking systemic solutions in four program areas: democracy, environment, corporate accountability, and women’s rights. These programs are fundamentally aligned and interconnected. At Wallace Global Fund (WGF), we support people-powered movements to advance democracy and rights and to fight for a healthy planet.

The Fund seeks a Program Assistant to provide crucial support to the Executive Director and the Director of Women’s Rights and Empowerment, while providing additional support to cross program collaborations. While the position is primarily administrative, the assistant will also monitor political, social, and economic trends related to the Fund’s areas of grant making and will have the opportunity to gain substantive experience in progressive philanthropy.

Organizational Background

Established in 1995, WGF grew out of the philanthropic endowments of Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the United States, co-architect of the New Deal, and former US Secretary of Agriculture under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Wallace, a progressive committed to empowering people and making democracy work in service of the common good, believed it was critical to fight moneyed elites for control of government and in order to defend the planet’s precious resources. Today, as a direct result of that legacy, we work with partners and grantees to realize a healthy and sustainable environment, strengthen democracy and human rights, and fight the increasing power and concentration of corporate interests in an era of rising inequality.

To accomplish these goals, we support and partner with non-profit organizations and social movements seeking systemic solutions in four program areas: democracy, environment, corporate accountability, and women’s rights. Additionally, we advance priorities in two “global spotlight” areas: Southern Africa and Energy Access and Justice. To move these priorities forward, WGF uses all of our assets: grants, investments, networks, and our own advocacy voice. We have aligned our endowments to our program priorities and leverage our unique social capital to amplify the demands of movement partners.

In additional to our grant-making, WGF also has a long history of mission-related investing and has long supported and driven integration between program priorities and social impact investment strategies, including for gender, racial and climate justice. We also helped seed the work of the movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in clean and renewable climate solutions.

Responsibilities Will Include

  • meeting scheduling and planning,
  • basic correspondence,
  • assisting with travel arrangements,
  • supporting foundation-initiated convenings,
  • coordinating the submission of proposals and supporting materials from grant seekers for staff and board review,
  • facilitating the review of grantee progress reports,
  • supporting the work of the Fund’s internal, cross-program team functions,
  • providing limited programmatic support to the Executive Director and Women’s Rights Director.

Candidate Profile

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree, strong writing abilities, and excellent organizational and time management skills. The Program Assistant will have an appetite for supporting WGF’s priorities, issues, strategies, values, approaches and colleagues and a commitment and enthusiasm for WGF’s values, style of advocacy, strategies and priorities.

The WGF team is highly collaborative and generative. We work at a fast pace, making flexibility, collegiality, and humor important characteristics.

Timeframe

We seek to have someone in place by April 2021. The position is available for a two year timeframe; renewal may be considered.

Compensation

This position offers a competitive salary range of $55,000-$65,000, with excellent benefits. We actively welcome candidates from a wide range of backgrounds.

To Apply

All applications are held in strict confidence. Please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant experience, resume and writing samples to WallaceGlobalFundjobs@gmail.com. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with a deadline of February 28, 2021.

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CLIMATE FINANCE FELLOW

Please note: Applications must be submitted via email to wallaceglobalfundjobs@gmail.com for consideration.

Position Description

Wallace Global Fund is a philanthropic leader in support of progressive climate finance strategies and campaigns aimed at institutions and investors enabling the fossil fuel sector. A two-year senior climate fellow will deepen WGF’s capacity to produce sharp analysis and thought leadership, and to drive philanthropic peers towards ambitious strategies. The senior climate fellow will support WGF’s Senior Program Officer for the Environment and Executive Director in responding to climate finance and Divest-Invest inquiries, curating a finance tracking system, supporting movement and philanthropic partners through the development of written materials, and coordinating partners and allies as needed. The Fellow will also provide general support to the Environment Program in administrative needs and in fielding funding requests.

The Fellow will be a strong team player who is comfortable working across a range of actors. They will ideally have campaigns and advocacy experience on climate issues and will be interested in learning more about the financial sector.

Organizational Background:

At Wallace Global Fund (WGF), we support people-powered movements to advance democracy and rights and to fight for a healthy planet. Established in 1995, WGF grew out of the philanthropic endowments of Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the United States, co-architect of the New Deal, and former US Secretary of Agriculture under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Wallace, a progressive committed to empowering people and making democracy work in service of the common good, believed it was critical to fight moneyed elites for control of government and in order to defend the planet’s precious resources. Today, as a direct result of that legacy, Wallace Global Fund works with partners and grantees to realize a healthy and sustainable environment, strengthen democracy and human rights, and fight the increasing power and concentration of corporate interests in an era of rising inequality.

To accomplish these goals, we support and partner with non-profit organizations and social movements seeking systemic solutions in four program areas: democracy, environment, corporate accountability, and women’s rights. Additionally, we advance priorities in two “global spotlight” areas: Southern Africa and Energy Access and Justice. To move these priorities forward, WGF uses all of our assets: grants, investments, networks, and our own advocacy voice. We have aligned our endowments to our program priorities and leverage our unique social capital to amplify the demands of movement partners.

In additional to our grant-making, WGF also has a long history of mission-related investing, and has long supported and driven integration between program priorities and social impact investment strategies. We have also helped seed the work of the movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in clean and renewable climate solutions.

Position Background:

Since its launch by students as a call to climate action in 2011, the fossil fuel divestment movement has mobilized trillions of dollars to accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels and to support the clean energy transition. The fossil fuel divestment movement has also inspired many of the powerful “climate finance” campaigns, like Stop the Money Pipeline, targeting banks, insurance companies, pension funds, and asset managers. Calls for investors to divest from fossil fuels serves as an essential pillar of a trifecta of finance strategies meant to strip industry of their loans, insurance, and investment capital.

Today, more than 1,000 investors and organizations representing more than $14 trillion in assets under management have committed to divest, an increase of more than 15,000% since 2014 when commitments stood at $52 billion.

Institutions are also tilting their portfolios towards renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean energy access and sustainable food and water programs. These capital flows are just beginning a shift towards regenerative economic programs that invest in community development and job creation. The imperative for public and private investment to shift towards community re-development has never been greater as the historic economic downturn, coupled with the climate crisis, requires massive economic stimulus spending that is aligned with the Paris climate goals.

Divest-Invest is a diverse, global network of individuals and organizations using their collective influence as investors to divest from fossil fuels and invest in climate solutions. The aim of the initiative is to achieve the Paris-aligned goals of transitioning to a net zero emissions economy by mid-century to limit global temperature change to 1.5C. In addition to shifting their own capital, some investors and investment advisers in the network provide additional support to help others make this important shift.

Divest-Invest Philanthropy, launched by Wallace Global Fund, is specifically a network of more than 200 foundations committed to divesting from fossil fuels and investing in climate solutions. These foundations are following the lead of student and climate justice community efforts to accelerate a just transition to a global clean energy economy.

Responsibilities will include:

·      Partnering with and supporting the Senior Program Officer for the Environment on the grant-making agenda for climate finance and divestment related activities, including conducting due diligence, reviewing materials, participating in grantee meetings, and conducting grant reviews;

·      Coordinating strategy discussions with key partners and engaging with allies and partners in the philanthropic community and in the broader climate finance sector;

·      Fielding and responding to climate finance-related inquiries from partners, allies, and other organizations;

·      Supporting the implementation of climate finance webinars and events and participating in events and funder meetings;

·      Curating a divest-invest tracking system of commitments as well as up-to-date materials and analysis;

·      Supporting foundation’s leadership within philanthropy on climate finance and divestment;

·      Developing communications materials, speeches, commentary, and social media in coordination with WGF’s Executive Director and Senior Officer for Communications and Strategic Engagement;

·      Supporting in the maintenance of the Divest-Invest website and other digital media platforms; and

Candidate Profile

WGF seeks a Fellow with mid-level climate-related experience and a demonstrated commitment to progressive climate justice and social justice issues. They will have interest in the financial sector as a lever for economic, social, and political change. The Fellow will have an appetite for supporting WGF’s priorities, issues, strategies, values, approaches and colleagues. They will bring passionate commitment and enthusiasm for WGF’s values, style of advocacy, strategies and priorities.

The Fellow must be an excellent writer. They will have experience in project management and in executing plans in coordination and collaboration with teams. Ideally, the new Associate will have experience in digital media communications.

The selected candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and training in related climate advocacy and campaigns. Creativity and the ability to work across disparate issues and silos is a necessity.

The WGF team is highly collaborative and generative. We work at a fast pace, making flexibility, collegiality, and humor important characteristics.

Timeframe

We seek to have someone in place by April 2021. The position is available for a two-year timeframe; renewal may be considered.

Compensation

This position offers a competitive salary range of $85,000-$100,000, commensurate with skills and experience, and excellent benefits. We actively welcome candidates from a wide range of backgrounds.

To Apply

All applications are held in strict confidence. Please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant experience, resume and writing samples to WallaceGlobalFundjobs@gmail.com. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with a deadline of February 28, 2021.

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CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY AND JUST ECONOMY FELLOW

Please note: Applications must be submitted via email to wallaceglobalfundjobs@gmail.com for consideration.

Position Description

Wallace Global Fund is a philanthropic leader supporting progressive social movements and collaborative campaigns to confront corporate capture and corruption of democracy, to demand accountability for environmental harms and human rights abuses, and to elevate community- and nature-based solutions and benefits. WGF supports non-profit organizations and social movements seeking systemic solutions in four program areas: democracy, environment, corporate accountability, and women’s rights. These programs are fundamentally aligned and interconnected. At Wallace Global Fund (WGF), we support people-powered movements to advance democracy and rights and to fight for a healthy planet.

WGF seeks a Corporate Accountability and Just Economy Fellow to expand the Fund’s programmatic capacities. The Fellow will work closely with the WGF team to maximize dynamic opportunities to ensure: 1) that strong proposals for corporate accountability and economic systems change are advanced in this critical period; and 2) that the growing movement working at the intersection of economic, racial, gender, and climate justice is strengthened for the challenges that lie ahead.

Organizational Background:

Established in 1995, WGF grew out of the philanthropic endowments of Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the United States, co-architect of the New Deal, and former US Secretary of Agriculture under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Wallace, a progressive committed to empowering people and making democracy work in service of the common good, believed it was critical to fight moneyed elites for control of government and in order to defend the planet’s precious resources. Today, as a direct result of that legacy, we work with partners and grantees to realize a healthy and sustainable environment, strengthen democracy and human rights, and fight the increasing power and concentration of corporate interests in an era of rising inequality.

To accomplish these goals, we support and partner with non-profit organizations and social movements seeking systemic solutions in four program areas: democracy, environment, corporate accountability, and women’s rights. Additionally, we advance priorities in two “global spotlight” areas: Southern Africa and energy access and justice. To move these priorities forward, WGF uses all of our assets: grants, investments, networks, and our own advocacy voice. We have aligned our endowment to our program priorities and leverage our unique social capital to amplify the demands of movement partners.

In addition to our grant-making, WGF also has a long history of mission-related investing. We work to integrate our program priorities and social impact investment strategies, leading with a strong commitment to gender, racial and climate justice. We also helped seed the movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in clean and renewable climate solutions.

Position Background:  

The intersecting and cascading challenges of a global pandemic, economic dislocation on a mass scale, and climate change have only exacerbated gender, economic and racial injustice worldwide. The failings of the global neoliberal economic system, with its hallmark concentration of corporate power, have been starkly exposed. Social movements, advocates, and governments across the global are calling for systemic change in how the economy is structured and regulated, towards the goal of serving the public good over profit by a few. WGF works both globally and domestically to promote corporate accountability and advance new proposals for economic systems change that centers justice and rights, sustainability, and prosperity for all. The Fund works with our grantees and philanthropic partners to catalyze an intersectional economic agenda that elevates a transformative narrative for systems change and incorporates cutting edge proposals on infrastructure, anti-monopoly, financial reform, taxes, trade, incentives for new models of local and collective business ownership, and more. Recognizing that progress on any economic, environmental or social justice issue will continue to be impeded if corporate power over democracy remains unchecked, WGF also works to harness the outsized influence of corporations and the wealthy over the political process.

The next two years will be critical to ensuring that bold, New Deal-style economic policies and programs are developed and implemented at the global, national, state and local levels. The convergence of opportunities requires additional skilled staff capacity to take full advantage of the narrow window of opportunity to help set the terms of engagement on these issues. WGF’s new Corporate Accountability and Just Economy Fellow will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to advancing progress in this area.

Responsibilities will include:

·      Partnering with and supporting the Executive Director and Program Director for Democracy and Media on the grant-making agenda for corporate accountability, democracy, and related economic priorities, including conducting due diligence, preparing and reviewing materials, participating in grantee meetings, and conducting grant reviews;

·      Partnering with and supporting the WGF team in framing and connecting an intersectional approach to economic policy proposals as they impact climate, racial, and gender justice.

·      Coordinating strategy discussions with key partners and engaging with allies and partners in the philanthropic community and in the broader ‘new economy’ space;

·      Fielding and responding to program related inquiries from partners, allies, and other organizations;

·      Supporting the development and implementation of webinars and events, and participating in events and funder meetings;

·      Curating a ‘new economy’ tracking system of philanthropic practice and movement campaign strategies in the areas of corporate accountability standards, corporate money in politics, monopoly capital, financial reform, tax policy, trade and more.

·      Supporting the Fund’s leadership within philanthropy on corporate accountability, just economy and money in politics.

·      Supporting shareholder engagement and social finance initiatives to advance corporate accountability in a just economy; and

·      Developing communications materials, speeches, commentary, and social media in coordination with WGF’s Executive Director and Senior Officer for Communications and Strategic Engagement.

Candidate Profile

WGF seeks a Fellow with mid-level campaign experience in corporate accountability and/or economic policy and a demonstrated commitment to economic, social, and political justice. The Fellow must be an excellent writer. They will have experience in project management and in executing plans in coordination and collaboration with teams. The Fellow will have an appetite for supporting WGF’s priorities, issues, strategies, values, approaches and colleagues. They will bring passionate commitment and enthusiasm for WGF’s values, style of advocacy, strategies and priorities.

The selected candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and training in, or related to, economic policy and social justice, human rights, labor, or environmental justice. Knowledge of corporate campaigning and finance for social change is a plus. Creativity and ability to work across disparate issues and silos is a necessity.

The WGF team is highly collaborative and generative. We work at a fast pace, making flexibility, collegiality, and humor important characteristics.

Timeframe

We seek to have someone in place by April 2021. The position is available for a two-year timeframe, renewal may be considered.

Compensation

This position offers a competitive salary range of $85,000-$100,000, commensurate with skills and experience, and excellent benefits. We actively welcome candidates from a wide range of backgrounds.

To Apply

All applications are held in strict confidence. Please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant experience, resume and writing samples to WallaceGlobalFundjobs@gmail.com. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with a deadline of February 28, 2021.

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COMMUNICATIONS FELLOW (PART-TIME)

Position Description:

Wallace Global Fund is a philanthropic leader supporting progressive social movements and collaborative campaigns to confront corporate capture and corruption of democracy, to demand accountability for environmental harms and human rights abuses, and to elevate community- and nature-based solutions and benefits. WGF supports non-profit organizations and social movements seeking systemic solutions in four program areas: democracy, environment, corporate accountability, and women’s rights. These programs are fundamentally aligned and interconnected. At Wallace Global Fund (WGF), we support people-powered movements to advance democracy and rights and to fight for a healthy planet.

The Fund seeks a Communications Fellow to provide crucial support to the Senior Officer, Communications and Strategic Engagement. This position will play an important role in helping WGF expand its media, social media, email, and multimedia presence online, as well as continue implementing new and innovative processes for our newly established communications function.

Organizational Background:

Established in 1995, WGF grew out of the philanthropic endowments of Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the United States, co-architect of the New Deal, and former US Secretary of Agriculture under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Wallace, a progressive committed to empowering people and making democracy work in service of the common good, believed it was critical to fight moneyed elites for control of government and in order to defend the planet’s precious resources. Today, as a direct result of that legacy, we work with partners and grantees to realize a healthy and sustainable environment, strengthen democracy and human rights, and fight the increasing power and concentration of corporate interests in an era of rising inequality.

To accomplish these goals, we support and partner with non-profit organizations and social movements seeking systemic solutions in four program areas: democracy, environment, corporate accountability, and women’s rights. Additionally, we advance priorities in two “global spotlight” areas: Southern Africa and Energy Access and Justice. To move these priorities forward, WGF uses all of our assets: grants, investments, networks, and our own advocacy voice. We have aligned our endowments to our program priorities and leverage our unique social capital to amplify the demands of movement partners.

In additional to our grant-making, WGF also has a long history of mission-related investing and has long supported and driven integration between program priorities and social impact investment strategies, including for gender, racial and climate justice. We also helped seed the work of the movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in clean and renewable climate solutions.

Responsibilities will include:

  • expanding relationships with media and journalists for expanded amplification of WGF priorities and issue areas, with human rights-focused, philanthropy-centered, and/or global/UN-specific media serving as particular priorities.
  • building out WGF’s list of media contacts and helping with press outreach,
  • leading the creation of a CMS-based email platform that includes a periodic WGF newsletter;
  • drafting, editing, and scheduling social media content for the foundation,
  • assisting in the compilation and creation of summaries and reports,
  • assisting in managing regular contact and meetings with WGF consultants,
  • assisting in planning and execution of events, campaigns, and initiative,
  • assisting in the budgetary and administrative requirements of the Communications function.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will be a New York City-based graduate student in journalism, communications, public relations/affairs, or marketing with 1-2 years of existing experience in a social justice/human rights/ climate media role. Additional consideration will be given to recent postgraduates or media consultants willing to work part-time. The Fellow will have excellent writing skills and an appetite for supporting WGF’s priorities, issues, strategies, values, approaches and colleagues. They will bring passionate commitment and enthusiasm for WGF’s values, style of advocacy, strategies and priorities.

The WGF team is highly collaborative and generative. We work at a fast pace, making flexibility, collegiality, and humor important characteristics.

Timeframe

We seek to have someone in place by April 2021. This is a one year position with possibility of renewal for the right candidate.

Compensation

This position will be part-time at 15 hours per week. Hourly compensation offered is $27.50. We actively welcome candidates from a wide range of backgrounds.

To Apply

All applications are held in strict confidence. Please submit resume and writing samples to WallaceGlobalFundjobs@gmail.com. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with a deadline of February 28, 2021.

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